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Poster: jory2 Date: Sep 10, 2011 1:55pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Why is Archived content purged retroactively? [Was: Re: Ezboard content suddenly not available in the new system - why?]

Jeff, MissTheOldOne was asking what a few other people have been asking for sometime now.
'Why are so many domains being "blocked" and "excluded" from the wayback machine?'
Reading the comments posted in the forums, most people have concluded the reason is because of "Domain Resellers" placing robot.txt files on recently acquired domains.
This can be the case with some domains; there is also the possibility that website owners themselves contacted the Internet Archive to have their property removed.
Jeff if the latter is the case wouldn't the Internet Archive be legally obligated to remove and delete all infringing media and material's from it's website and
data storage.
How would the Internet Archive be within it's legal rights to retain a person's illegally acquired property, and simply "block" and make "unavailable" any media and material proven to infringe on someone's copyrights.
Unless the laws are different solely for the Internet Archive?